It’s a scientific fact: Soccer in Spanish sounds better than soccer in English, especially the “gooooooool.” At least that’s what the scientists at Latino USA say.
This summer, with international soccer tournaments dominating television screens, there’s a high chance you’ve heard the iconic voice of Andrés Cantor everywhere. He’s the lead play-by-play announcer for Spanish-language network Telemundo and the network has the Spanish-language broadcast rights in the U.S. for the Women’s World Cup and the South American tournament Copa América.
Cantor grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to the U.S. as a young teen, where he later became one of the country’s most well-known sports broadcasters on Spanish television.
In this segment of “How I Made It,” Cantor shares the story behind his signature call.
Featured image courtesy of Telemundo.